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Reducing untimely tube exchanges through staff and patient education

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Contact Hour(s): 0.2

Non-Member Price: $50.00

Member Price: $25.00

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This is only the certificate itself, no recorded presentation is available

Speaker: Barbara Tait & Stephane Bourassa

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Room: Valley ABC Foyer

The Interventional Radiology Department noted an increase in patients returning for untimely tube exchanges usually due to preventable complications. The IR team determined that a lack of inpatient nurse education and comprehensive patient education was a potential cause to these patients returning to the department. The IR nurses provided hands on education the inpatient nurses, including troubleshooting common issues. Educational videos were created for patients to view prior to tube insertion and at anytime on Moffitt's YouTube channel. A marked decrease in untimely tube exchanges due to preventable complications was seen after implementation of these interventions.